I mean really, Did anyone actually think wasn’t going to bombard you with lots of Halloween goodness before the month was over? It’s all I have been talking about for weeks so I HAD to share with y’all my Haunted House Tour, starting with my Spooky Halloween Bookshelves. My Halloween Buffet was featured in a Post here so you can go check that out.
First stop on the Tour is my Halloween Bookshelves and a sneak peek at the fireplace which will be featured in the next post.
I have been wanting white bookshelves for ages, when we found the black ones we have I said I wanted to paint them white, that was 4 years ago and I finally decided it was time. I painted my bookshelves from Black to White at the beginning of the month (because I wasn’t busy enough already, its crazy how I can decide to throw big projects in the middle of chaos, my husband loves that about me.)
I have been obsessed with Halloween most of my life. I still dressed up as a teenager and my husband and I still dress up as a couple. I collect Halloween things anytime I see them so really I collect all year-long. Going into a Halloween themed store is super dangerous for me because I want to buy EVERYTHING.
I was so excited to decorate my bookshelves to go along with our Haunted Mansion themed decor. I collected pieces from my many, many bins of Halloween decor and grabbed some other pieces that were already decorating my living room and combined them all on the shelf.
I found my Trick of Treat banner a few years ago at Target and haven’t actually got to use it yet since we have moved doing Halloween the last few years. I love the black and gold glitter against the white.
Most of my pillows I have been collecting for years and/or made myself. I used placemats from Target to make the Poison and Venomous pillows a few years ago. I also made most of my other pillows using black and white fabrics, you can see my tutorial for how to make a pillow case for every holiday here.
I found the coffee table on Craigslist and still need to get it painted but it fits with the spooky theme right now so it works. I found the cloche at Target and added a skull that I’ve had for years. I LOVE the spooky factor that it brings to the space. I also threw a spider web table runner from Michael’s under it to add a bit more “Haunted Mansion” feel to the space. I love that you can see the fireplace next to the bookshelves. I re-tiled the fireplace the begining of this month as well and still need to finish a few things in that space. I plan on building out a platform on the bottom and ship lap the wall going up the back of the fireplace, as well as paint that area a more vibrant black. I really love the look of the space right now but am excited for more to come.
Target has the coolest selection of animal skeletons this year so I had the kids pick out one and they chose the snake to decorate our space. Its so darn spooky. Target also has a rat I want to go back and get. I got the large white skull at Michael’s on clearance. I added a few of my “creepy” book titles and of course some Harry Potter books to the mix.
I have been collecting apothecary bottles over the years and love the look they give to the space. I changed out some of my frames and added more creepy pictures.
I love the feel the vintage cameras bring the space. I left a lot of the decor the same and just mixed in more spooky pieces to give the Halloween Bookshelves more of a haunted feel. I have a few more things I want to do to the bookshelves but I am very happy with them for now.
I just found a bin of Halloween decor that I forgot to get out so I will be adding a few more spooktacular items to the Halloween bookshelves over the next few days. Our annual Halloween Party is next Saturday so I better get busy finishing that up. I also have to finish sewing our Halloween costumes. I can’t wait to show them to you. We will be creating a theme for our van to go along with out costumes for our Churches Trunk or Treat so I pretty much need 2 more of me to get everything done. Wish me luck, good thing this is the kind of stuff I enjoy immensely.
Stay tuned for my Dining room, and both fireplace reveals as well as the rest of the living room. Happy Haunting.